Thursday, May 28, 2009

Literary Huffington

I'd been a fan of the Huffington Post for quite some time. I am honored to have a piece in it. Click here.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Literary Latest

I'd been anticipating the announcement for the ruling on Prop. 8. Needless to say, but I am terribly disappointed. More on that later.

I wanted to write this post to acknowledge the death of an important Asian American academic, Ronald Takaki. Read more here. I read his book "Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans." It was mind blowing.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Literary List

Frontiers In Los Angeles magazine asked me to put together a reading list this Summer that the LGBT community might want to read. I put out a call to agents, editors, publicists, and authors that I knew. I wanted books that would be published between March and September. The reponse has been overwhelming and compiling a list of just ten books has been daunting.

There were some books that I really enjoyed, but I wondered if they were "Summer" reading. I don't want to insult readers, assuming they just want fluffy beach books. I'm hoping to have a spectrum of books available. But just ten?

I e-mailed the editors and hoped they would consider more book features because something I've witnessed: there are a lot of great queer books coming out!

If anything, I hope to feature them on this blog. Oy!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Literary Cat

This is why I believe in reincarnation. You can't tell me that this feline, named Fidel, didn't have a past life as an avid reader. Read more here.

Thanks, Allen, for the heads-up.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Literary Black Berry

I got a black berry, something I'd been torn over. I worried that it would distract me from my writing. We'll see...

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Literary Weho

If anyone is in the West Hollywood area on Wednesday night, May 6th, round 7pm, check out this reading at Book Soup. It sounds like an interesting read.

For more information, click here.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Literary Manong

I got word that poet and activist Al Robles passed away over the weekend. He was mostly known in northern California, but his work sent ripples to Fil-Am communities across the country.

I saw him read at a conference at UCLA years ago. He was known as Manong, loosely translated as Uncle. Read more about him here.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Literary Vid

Literary Check

You are a professional if you get paid. I got my first writers check of 2009. Woo-hoo! I am a professional writer for yet another year. It was for a hundred and fifty dollars. Papa's going to by some groceries!!!